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Coronavirus and your Wellbeing
You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include having to stay at home and avoid other people.
This might feel difficult or stressful, but there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. Having a routine like getting up at the same time every day, showering and getting ready as if you’re going to work, can help you cope with a change to your normal routine. Making time for exercise such as doing at home workouts, is a great way of staying physically well, which contributes to good mental wellbeing. Connecting with family through phone conversations or social apps can help to improve your mood.
Mind have created some great information to help you cope if you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus covering:-
- Practical advice for staying at home
- Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing
- Support for work, benefits and housing
- Checklist for staying at home
To read the full Mind advice click here.
To download the Mind guide to Supporting Wellbeing at Home, based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, please click here.
Mind have also produced information for young people who are worried about coronavirus and want to know how to cope with changes to their lives.
You might also find these links helpful:
- NHS guidance about coronavirus and staying at home, in English.
- NHS guidance about what to do if you, or someone you live with, has symptoms of coronavirus and you need to self-isolate, in English. This guidance is stricter than the general guidance about staying at home.
Public Heath England has published guidance, advice and tips around coronavirus and supporting mental wellbeing as part of their Every Mind Matters campaign.
Please watch this short video about how you can use the Five Ways to Wellbeing to help your wellbeing:
Working from Home Wellbeing
We know that many of us are worrying about the current situation around coronavirus and how it might affect our lives. It’s likely that we’ll be working from home for longer periods of time to help keep us all safe during the coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, it’s important we recognise how it may affect our mental health and ensure we are taking care of ourselves and our colleagues.Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing team has more tips for people working from home, including advice if you manage others while working remotely.
Local Information and Support
Buckinghamshire Council has published Guidance for people who live or work in Buckinghamshire, which includes information on Community Support Hubs.Community Impact Bucks
Community Impact Bucks has published Guidance and Advice for Voluntary Groups and Volunteers.Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
A series of leaflets entitled “Coping with the Coronavirus” has been published by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. They contain information about how the coronavirus outbreak might affect your mental health, how to look after yourself, what to do if a problem persists, and where to find further information.The Clare Foundation
Further guidance on support and resources for charities can be found on The Clare Foundation’s advice page.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
A series of leaflets entitled “Coping with the Coronavirus” has been published by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. They contain information about how the coronavirus outbreak might affect your mental health, how to look after yourself, what to do if a problem persists, and where to find further information.
Oxford Health Mental Health Helpline
A 24/7 mental health helpline has been launched during the coronavirus pandemic. You can call when you need to find out when and where to get help and to access support from mental health professionals.
Adults: 01865 904 997
Children and Young People: 01865 904998
Healthy Minds, the NHS psychological service, helps thousands of people each year cope more effectively with their depression and anxiety. They have updated their website to include a range of short videos and links that will help you look after yourself and your loved ones during this very challenging time.
Sources of other local support
Our team are collating details of sources of other local support in our communities as we become aware of them. Please get in touch on 01494 463364 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidance for Parents during COVID-19
Bucks Mind’s Children and Young People’s Team (CYP) are aware of the added stress and anxiety that families are experiencing during lock down. The team have been creating and sending weekly newsletters and resources (every Wednesday) to schools across Buckinghamshire for staff to share with parents and students.
Please see below some examples of our newsletters:
For parents and school staff:
Parents & Staff Wellbeing
For Primary School aged children:
For Secondary School aged children:
There are also great resources available online for parents and teachers:
If you would like to receive more of our resources, please email Kat Frei on email@example.com